in place of morn’ dew

regrets as I may,

even the bell

has a different sound now,

and soon frost will fall

in place of morning dew

~Saigyo (B. Watson, Poems of a Mountain Home)

inplaceofmorndew

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2 Replies to “in place of morn’ dew”

    1. I have found haiku with its three lines and 17 syllables be more able to awaken me to moment; whereas, tanka with its 5 lines and 31 syllables seems to have an emotional tone. Saigyo words often have a hue of loneliness.

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